About the Academy

Kinni Valley History

When a place is as steeped in tradition as Kinni Valley Riding Academy, it’s hard to explain its evolution in print.
But, we’ll try telling our story.

With a vision of sharing his passion for horses and a desire to share the peace and joy one can gain by spending time on horseback, Tom Lowe opened his 260-acre family farm for trail rides in 1962. A family run business in the truest sense, the entire Lowe family participated in the farm’s management, including the youngest daughter, Carolyn.

By working together, Carolyn and Tom grew the business and earned a reputation for having the best trail rides and horse stables in Minnesota and Wisconsin. What began as a 13-horse farm has grown into a full-service horse stable boasting heated, unheated, or pasture boarding, three outdoor arenas, a heated competition-sized indoor riding facility, and top level horses available for sale or lease.

Carolyn is now the active owner and operator. After retiring from offering public trail rides and camps in 2013, she is now able to focus her attention on care and development of the facility, lessons, boarding, and horse sales. When you visit Kinni Valley, you’ll find that our philosophy hasn’t changed much in 50 years. Our family run business still treats our guests like family, shares the joy, passion and love we have for horses, and gives you an experience you’ll never forget.

Kinni Valley Facilities
Kinni Valley is located about 30 minutes east of the Twin Cities in River Falls, Wisconsin. Our facility rests in the Kinnickinnic River valley and boasts 70-acres of pasture, rolling hills, and creeks. Our trails take riders through three miles of meadows and streams. Our boarding and leasing clients enjoy the use of the trails, a heated indoor arena, and three outdoor arenas.

Kinni Valley is more than a horse farm. It’s a little slice of paradise located in your back yard. Come visit us!

About Carolyn Lowe Laurel, Owner
With over 30 years as an equitation instructor and unrivaled passion for horses, Carolyn Lowe Laurel fuses her lifetime of experience with the family riding business at Kinni Valley Riding Academy.

Learn more about our owner, Carolyn Lowe Laurel